THE ANNUAL Sauradip Chemical Industries visiting Fellowship Lecture at Institute Of Chemical Technology was held on 18th December 2018. Dr. Kishore Shah, Chairman, Sauradip Chemical Industries Pvt Ltd welcoming the participants said that they have introduced fellowship lecture series, wherein every year eminent persons from Industry give a lecture with an aim of having interaction between industry and academia.
Rajive Shah, Managing Director, Sauradip Chemical Industries Pvt Ltd spoke on the sustainable solutions for customized performance chemicals offered by Sauradip Chemical Industries Pvt Ltd. He said Sauradip Chemical Industries Pvt Ltd has a wide range of products for the coatings industry such as high performance defoamer, wetting & dispersing agents, buffering agents, viscosity modifiers for waterborne and solvent borne coatings. Sauradip Chemicals also manufactures high performance defoamers, wetting & dispersing agents, humectants for colorants. Sauradip Chemicals has been awarded ISO 9001: 2015 for quality management and OSHAS 18000 for environmental. Sauradip Chemical Industries Pvt Ltd has been awarded Certificate of excellence by Institute of Economic studies in production, Quality, Innovation & Management.
Prof. (Dr.) G. D. Yadav – Vice Chancellor – ICT introduced the Chief Guest Mr. Mahesh Anand, president, Decorative Business, Nippon Paint (India) Pvt Ltd. Prof Yadav praised Dr. Kishore Shah for generous donation for renovation of Polymer and Surface Coating Post Graduate and undergraduate Laboratories.
Mr. Mahesh Anand said during his address that Indian Paint Industry has now accepted - green and environment-friendly paints,such as no odour, low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints and those that have additional functionalities such as protecting indoor air quality. This is in line with international trends and is lending support to the adage that “Green makes great business sense”.
Emphasis on sustainable products
Nippon Paints is the fifth largest Paint company in India, operating in the decorative, industrial and automotive paints segments. The company has three factories in India; At Taloja (Industrial Paints), Delhi (Auto refinish) and Chennai (Decorative). “Nippon Paints was the first company in India to adopt a “Go Green” policy thanks to global DNA of the company, which emphasis sustainable products. It is a pioneering company for having introduced functional products in the Indian Market, including paints having anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, as well as the first to bring in exclusive stores for selling paints. Every other company followed this trend, Mr. Anand said.
Nippon Paints India is also the only company in India, according to Mr. Anand, whose manufacturing facility is “Green co-certified and whose products are Green Pro certified by the confederation of Indian Industry. It is a founding member of the Indian Green Building council (IGBC), has reduced its carbon di-oxide foot-print by 34% between 2012 and 2018, he said..
Pointing to some global trends, Mr. Anand noted that China is discouraging solvent based paints production by imposing a 4% cess that cannot be passed on to customers and needs to be borne by the company. This was introduced in 2017 and has been a catalyst in accelerating the shift from solvent-based to water-based coating systems.
Mr, Jaideep Shah, executive, Sauradip Chemicals thanked Mr. Mahesh Anand for specially coming from chennai & talking about going Green Paints. He also thanked Dr. G. D. Yadav for always supporting the Sauradip Chemical Industries Visiting Fellowship lecture.